Realme once again delivers a budget phone that undercuts its rivals, but there are a few trade-offs.
Realme has all the momentum in India’s budget segment right now. The brand is the fourth-largest handset manufacturer in the country and has a market share of 16%. It has managed to acheive this by mounting an effective challenge to Xiaomi in this category.
Like Xiaomi, Realme launches a lot of phones over the course of the year, and there is quite a bit of crossover between its product lines. The Realme X7 debuted in China last year and is now making its way to global markets. The phone itself shares a lot of parts with the Realme 7 Pro, which was introduced five months ago.
But what sets the Realme X7 apart is the MediaTek Dimensity 800U — I used the chipset on the Redmi Note 9T a few weeks ago and came away impressed with the performance on offer. The Realme X7 is positioned…